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Vigil@nce: MS Excel, remote code execution via Chart AxesSet

August 2008 by Vigil@nce

SYNTHESIS

An attacker can create a malicious Excel file in order to execute code on victim’s computer.

Gravity: 3/4

Consequences: privileged access/rights

Provenance: document

Means of attack: no proof of concept, no attack

Ability of attacker: expert (4/4)

Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5)

Diffusion of the vulnerable configuration: high (3/3)

Creation date: 13/08/2008

Identifier: VIGILANCE-VUL-8014

IMPACTED PRODUCTS

- Microsoft Excel [confidential versions]

DESCRIPTION

MS Excel can create charts with different parameters such as "AxesSet" which define the location and the size of a set of axes on a scheme.

A spreadsheet Excel with a malicious value of "AxesSet" can lead to code execution.

An attacker can therefore create a malicious Excel file in order to execute code on victim’s computer.

CHARACTERISTICS

Identifiers: 954066, CVE-2008-3004, MS08-043, VIGILANCE-VUL-8014

https://vigilance.aql.fr/tree/1/8014




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